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African-American Lives : searching for our Names

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Sara Lawrence-LightfootWhoopi GoldbergOprah WinfreyChris TuckerAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The challenge of genealogical research is even more evident as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. continues back through the Colonial period of American history in this program. The film takes us on a journey to fill in the family trees of each of the series participants, through war service records and various records of property during slavery's apogee--including inventories, sales, or gifts of slaves. In West Virginia,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Genealogy
History
Internet videos
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2005
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; Whoopi Goldberg; Oprah Winfrey; Chris Tucker; Quincy Jones; Mae Jemison; T D Jakes; Ben Carson; Merril Stern; Kathrine Moore; Michael Bacon; Kunhardt Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 783171184
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: Streaming video file.
Title from title frames (viewed April 24, 2012).
Originally broadcast as part three of a four-part television series on PBS in 2006.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
Credits: Editors, Merril Stern, Kathryn Moore ; music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Narrator, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, Mae Jemison, T.D. Jakes, Ben Carson.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 video file (approximately 54 min.) : sound, color, digital file
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Introduction: African-American Lives: Searching for Our Names (0:30) --
Sponsors: African-American Lives: Searching for Our Names (1:43) --
Challenge of Geneological Research (1:53) --
Discovering African-American Names (2:07) --
Henry Louis Gates, Jr Seeks Help (1:55) --
Census Records of Slave Names (3:17) --
T.D. Jakes & Mae Jemeson (5:01) --
Making the Tomb of Slavery Speak (2:34) --
Understanding Slavery from a Historical Perspective (1:15) --
T.D. Jakes and Oprah Winfrey Speak (1:23) --
Civil War Archives (1:58) --
Quincy Jones' Ancestors (1:28) --
Quincy Jones' Ancestor at the Seige of Vicksburg (1:52) --
Dead End in Ancestry Search (2:27) --
Hardy County Courthouse (2:37) --
Former Slaves Living Free (2:28) --
Precariousness of Freedom (2:23) --
Elam Meeting House (2:50) --
A Slave System Holds No Place for Free Blacks (2:13) --
Return to Hard County Courthouse (1:42) --
Isaac Clifford on Trial (1:25) --
Trial Outcome (1:51) --
Black Ancestors Fought in the Revolutionary War (3:55) --
Prologue: African-American Lives: Searching for Our Names (2:56) --
Sponsors: African-American Lives: Searching for Our Names (0:52).
Other Titles: African American lives (Television program).
Searching for our names
Responsibility: with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; a film by Kunhardt Productions ; producer/director, Leslie D. Farrell ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; Thirteen WNET New York ; [PBS].

Abstract:

The challenge of genealogical research is even more evident as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. continues back through the Colonial period of American history in this program. The film takes us on a journey to fill in the family trees of each of the series participants, through war service records and various records of property during slavery's apogee--including inventories, sales, or gifts of slaves. In West Virginia, Professor Gates finds a court transcript and discovers the legal struggle of his ancestor Isaac Clifford, a free man who was kidnapped and accused of being a runaway slave.

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